Things to Ask When Selecting a Roommate

You need to be quite selective when choosing a roommate, because they’re going to help determine how you feel every day for quite some time. Some roommates end up being helpful, kind, and enjoyable to deal with, while others turn out to be “nightmares come true.” You don’t need any nightmares.

When selecting a roommate, there are some basics to consider. For instance, does the person have interests or habits that don’t align with yours? If they’re a party person who listens to reggae and likes to booze and you’re a conservative person who likes soft rock and does not drink, they’re probably not the right fit for you.

Some questions to ask potential roommates include:

• Do you have any pets or plan on having any pets?
• Are you a financially responsible person and can you show proof of income?
• Are you a neat and organized person or are you messy?
• Do you plan on having any overnight guests?

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These days, it’s getting harder and harder to find people whom you can trust won’t do you wrong in some way. People are a bit weird these days. You want to find a roommate who is a stable person since you’ll be living with them on a daily basis. You don’t want to be stuck paying their half of the rent each month, so it’s important to know they have money/income to pay rent on time and in full.

Consider hiring Specialty Private Investigators at 412-650-8550 to investigate the background of potential roommates. They can conduct surveillance to look for evidence of public alcohol or drug use, affiliation with criminals, violent behavior, etc. While this may sound a bit extreme, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You should know as much information about a potential roommate as possible before you give them a key to the place, welcoming them into your life.